Monday, 21 February 2011

Big Smoke

At the weekend I went up (or possibly more sideways really) to London to meet up with some old friends. Needless to say, I had a great time and would have liked to cram in a few more things. Amongst other things, we went to the British Library and whizzed around the Evolving English exhibition that is on there. I'd never been into the British Library before - from the outside the building is a bit ugly, rather like an overgrown Tesco's . However, the inside of it is definitely worth a visit and it has a good cafe (always a bonus). Here are a couple of items from the exhibition which caught my eye. The riot act one could catch on in a "Keep Calm and Carry On" sort of way. We could certainly do with it in this house at mealtimes! On the other poster, the Skeleton man in a kilt made me laugh. Unfortunately, the spectacle of a Fat Child these days isn't such an oddity. And "Giant Rat" - is it really a crowd puller? Obviously, the poster dates from the days before we had freak shows (ooops, sorry. I mean Channel 4 documentaries!) on telly.

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